§ 125-1Display of assigned numbers required;
§ 125-2Design and size requirements.
§ 125-3Display at new construction.
§ 125-5Existing street numbers.
§ 125-6Numbers on mail boxes.
§ 125-8Penalties for offenses.
All principal structures located within the Town of Barre shall have or display at least one set of numbers which correspond to the street address of the property as assigned by the Town. Numbers must be prominently displayed on the front of the structure and in no case shall script design be permitted. "Principal structure" as that term is utilized herein shall include single- and two-family residences, apartment buildings, commercial and industrial establishments, and municipal, government and religious buildings (e.g., fire departments, post office, schools, Town Hall, churches, etc.).
In the case where the principal structure is not clearly visible from the street or is back more than 75 feet from the edge of the road right-of-way, a post with the property numbers displayed upon it, not to exceed five feet in height, shall be installed in close proximity to the property access, not less than five feet or greater than 25 feet from the edge of the road right-of-way. All numbers must be clearly visible from the street and unobstructed by shrubs, fences, trees and other objects.
All numbers shall be Arabic in design, a minimum of four inches in height, and shall sharply contrast in color from the structure or post to which they are affixed.
In the case of new construction, no temporary or final certificate of occupancy shall be issued until the Code Enforcement Officer verifies that the street numbers have been properly displayed.
The absence of address numbers, or the insecure fastening or absence of any whole number thereof, or the use of any number not properly assigned by the Town, or the failure of address numbers to meet visibility requirements, shall all be considered violations of this chapter.
Any structure having street numbers which are Arabic in design, logical in sequence, within the distance required, a minimum of four inches in height and of contrasting colors as of the effective date of this chapter shall be deemed to be in substantial compliance with this chapter.
Address numbers on mail boxes are not acceptable as a substitute for the above regulations.
The Code Enforcement Officer, to be appointed by the Barre Town Board, is hereby authorized to grant exemptions from the number size requirements of this chapter where public safety is not adversely affected.
Failure to comply with the property numbering regulations of this chapter shall be punishable, upon conviction, by a fine of not more than $250 or a term of imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or both, for each offense. The imposition of a penalty for a violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and all such owners, agents of the owner or occupiers of real property shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects at any such time. Each day on which such violation exists shall constitute a separate violation.